Leiden University Minerva Scholarship Fund for Study in the Netherlands

Leiden University is making many scholarships accessible to both domestic and transnational
learners through the Minerva Scholarship Fund. Learners applying to study in the Netherlands, and indeed, at Leiden University stand the opportunity to be granted this scholarship. Scholars of all professions are welcome to apply.

The Minerva Scholarship Fund Foundation intends to offer scholarships for study and research projects within different fields of study. In particular, the MSF aspires to finance outstanding and complete learner projects, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The Minerva Scholarship Fund is an initiative of the Leiden Minerva Student Association.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Leiden University, Netherlands

Scholarship Type: Funded


Host Institution(s): Leiden University, Netherlands

Scholarship Worth: €2000 & Research payments; international travel and living costs

Number of Awards: Several


Study Level: Bachelor & Masters

Ethnicity: International Students

Leiden University Minerva Scholarship for International Students | Details

Since 2009, the Minerva Scholarship Fund Foundation (MSF) has provided Leiden University
learners of all professions with scholarships for study and research projects. The MSF also
aspires to fund outstanding learner projects overseas.

Minerva Scholarship Fund Foundation (MSF) acknowledges the subsequent faculties for the
scholarship awards:

Archaeology, Humanities, Medicine/LUMC, Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Social and
Behavioral Sciences, Science, Interfacultair Centrum voor Lerarenopleiding,
Onderwijsontwikkeling en Nascholing (ICLON).

Eligibility Standard

To be qualified for Leiden University Minerva Scholarship Fund for International Students, you
are anticipated to fulfill the subsequent conditions:

  • Candidates from all ethnicities
  • Recipients must register in a full-time program
  • Candidates are enlisted as Bachelor’s or Master’s learners at Leiden University.
  • You are not required to be a member of L.S.V. Minerva.
  • The application pertains to an outstanding or prestigious study or research project in the Netherlands or abroad.
  • The project falls into one of the subsequent classifications: internship, study, or research. Ph.D.
  • tracks and complete Master programs are not eligible.

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Download an application form from

  • Complete the form.
  • Review if you have all the necessary documents.
  • Present your complete application dossier to the address provided, before the closing date.

The allocation committee (consisting of Leiden lecturers from different disciplines) will consider all applications based on predetermined standards. During the evaluation procedure, concentration is provided to the applicability of the research and how it will contribute to the improvement of educational proficiency. You will be notified (max.) one month after the application ending date whether you have been granted a scholarship.

Application Closing Date: April 15th and November 15th, 2023

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